The NFL allows a scout from the next week's opponent to sit in the press box and watch the game. Any idea what that advance scout does the majority of the time? He sits there with a pair of binoculars trained on the coaching staff in an effort to steal play calling signals. Totally legal. Accepted practice by ALL NFL teams. So is prohibiting a team from videotaping the opposing playcallers kind of arbitrary in light of the allowed practice of "spying" that every team employs? If the Patriots broke the rule, fine. The team accepts the penalty and moves on. But let's drop the hand-wringing and "holier than thou" crap. Every team does this in one form or another. Stealing signals is as much a part of football as the hike and the forward pass.